Friday, January 7, 2011

Bone marrow biopsy and Lumbar puncture

Well we've had the final bone marrow biopsy and lumbar puncture and today the doctor advised that the results are good. Only 1% blasts (abnormal cells in the bloods/bone marrow) which is normal, so they are happy with that. Apparently we all have a few abnormal or immature cells floating around, so 1% is fine - the problem is only when they start multiplying and taking over.

The doctor will now write to the surgeons about having Lucy's central line removed, and hopefully this will happen in the next 2 weeks. Once that's out, we will move to monthly or 6 weekly visits. It's good to see that this part of the treatment will be over soon, but strangely anticlimactic. We turn now to watching to see whether the disease will return, which, although quite unlikely, is most likely to happen in the first 2 years. Can't think about that now though. Day at a time, and I suppose it will be one blood test at a time....

Will let you know when the line is to come out, thanks for your support.


Charlybear said...

Fantastic news! Great to hear. We will continue to pray as you go through the one day and one blood test at a time period.

Joanna Hingston said...

So pleased to hear the good news. Praying that the Lord continues to sustain and strengthen you as you trust in him.